Diginex CEO: Bitcoin growth will be ’shocking‘ this year
As Bitcoin’s price tracks a sensational rise, 2021 could prove to be a busy year for the crypto sector
Recently, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed $38,000 thanks to a huge rally. According to Diginex CEO Richard Byworth, this growth is partly due to Bitcoin’s limited supply.
„Bitcoin is about to begin its post-halving bullish cycle,“ Byworth explained to Cointelegraph, adding:
„The demand side of this equation has been accelerated by huge banking stimulus and investors seeking safe reserves of value against rising currency inflation. As a result, much of the financial institutions are now considering the size of positions to open in Bitcoin. This is leading to huge withdrawals from exchanges as participants shift assets to secure cold storage solutions. There is a supply-side crisis in Bitcoin.“
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit the headlines in March 2020, the U.S. government swung into action, printing huge amounts of money and handing out various stimulus packages. In the second half of the year, large mainstream entities began disclosing their Bitcoin purchases, often investing tens and hundreds of millions of dollars in the digital asset.
Bitcoin has largely been driving price action in the crypto sector, and recently Ether (ETH) and other crypto superstar have also begun to post impressive gains. „Altcoins will see strong performance as retail traders who believe they ‚missed out on Bitcoin‘ try to find the ’next Bitcoin‘ and the next 1000x,“ said Diginex CEO, adding:
„ETH is catching up, and is one of the few valid smart contract networks already approved by the SEC. The continued focus on stablecoins following the OCC announcement will likely benefit ETH as many of them are on the Ethereum network.“
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has stepped up its oversight, suing Ripple and calling its XRP asset an unregistered security. The action has alarmed the crypto industry, leading some to wonder if the SEC will attack other assets and projects. On a more positive note, however, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently gave banks the green light for certain stablecoin-related activities.
What does 2021 hold for bitcoin and cryptos? „As I said we are at the beginning of the bullish cycle, 2021 will bring returns that will likely be shocking to some,“ Byworth explained. „Bitcoin will reach over $100,000 at some point during the year, and most likely altcoins will follow in its footsteps.“
Led by Byworth, blockchain-focused company Diginex went public in October 2020.